The Banger's Flopera is a musical "perversion" of that infamous tale of high-class low-lifes, The Beggar's Opera. Watch in arousing disgust as gangstaz, porn stars and street singers rock and rap their way through a world in which dumbshits win elections and thugs make bank. Book and lyrics are by Kirk Wood Bromley, with music by John Gideon. Ben Yalom directs.
While Beggar's took place in 17th century London, Banger's takes place in 21st century New York City. While Beggar's begins with Mr. Peachum exploiting his hoard of street beggars, Banger's begins with Mr. Peacock exploiting his band of street singers. While Beggar's depicts the seedy goings-on of Mac the Knife, the King of Thieves, Banger's gives us Mac the Knife as the King of Thugs. And while the underworld of Beggar's is composed of pickpockets, whores, and crooked cops, the underworld of Banger's is composed of gangstaz, porn stars, and, well, crooked cops (some things haven't changed).
Tuesday, September 13th at 8:00 pm
Friday, September 16th at 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 17th at 4:00 pm
Sunday, September 18th at 8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 20th at 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 25th at 1:00 pm